Galaxy's Center at your Doorstep

Once upon a time, there was a biology student, who was talking to a physics student. She was excited about marine biology and she was telling him about how much she wanted to study the blue whales and that her dream was to swim by one of them one day. He, who was crazy about astronomy, was telling her about the stars and the mysterious anti-matter. When she started telling him about the whales' songs that hasn't been deciphered yet, he cracked into laughter and told her that "while you are studying the whales' songs, we study the universe's music". What a ... Anyway, though.

The years past and that girl found the " Scale of the Universe" site and she was left there totally speechless. The sizes become non-comparable from one point and beyond. He may was a liiiitle right back then. End of story.

"Scale of the Universe" - Tip: Try to scroll from the limits of observable universe ( order of magnitude: 10 ^ 27) to the strings of Planck (order of magnitude of 10 ^ -35). {...} Did you hear that sound, it was your mind which just blew up.


And then it comes this picture to sprinkle your blown up mind with some chocolate flakes. This photo is huge in size ( see here its original form), with analysis over 24,000 x 14,000 pixels, and shows part of the our galaxy, that includes the center (somewhere on the left).


By zooming and exploring you are are somewhere like here. And here ladies and gentlemen is not some glitter from your awesome crafts. Here is the stars out there. And they are many.

Too much of many.


Make sure to share this pure bliss. The people out there must know!


Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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Thank you so much for reading!